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The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

by Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins transformed our view of God in his blockbuster, The God Delusion, which sold more than 2 million copies in English alone. He revolutionized the way we see natural selection in the seminal bestseller...


The Voyage of the Beagle

by Charles Darwin

Voyage of the Beagle chronicles Charles Darwin's five years as a naturalist on board the H.M.S. Beagle. The notes and observations that he recorded in his diary included Chile, Argentina and Galapagos Islands...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Microbiology

by Ph.D., Jeffrey J. Byrd & Tabitha M. Powledge

Small creatures of great importance.

Microbiology, the branch of biology that studies microorganisms and their effects on humans, is a key part of medical training curriculum. Written by a top professor of microbiology...


International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology

by Kwang W. Jeon

International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology presents current advances and comprehensive reviews in cell biology--both plant and animal. Articles address structure and control of gene expression, nucleocytoplasmic...


Molecular Biology: Academic Cell Update Edition

by David P. Clark

Molecular Biology: Academic Cell Update Edition Study Guide aims to help students get a better grasp of important concepts in Molecular Biology: Academic Cell Update. Each of the chapters in this study guide...


Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex

by Mary Roach

A New York Times Bestseller

“Rich in dexterous innuendo, laugh-out-loud humor and illuminating fact. It’s compulsively readable.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review In ?Bonk, ?the best-selling author of...


DNA: A Graphic Guide to the Molecule that Shook the World

by Israel Rosenfield, Edward Ziff & Van Borin

With humor, depth, and philosophical and historical insight, DNA reaches out to a wide range of readers with its graphic portrayal of a complicated science. Suitable for use in and out of the classroom, this...


Biology Made Simple

by Rita Mary King

Take the frustration out of learning the science of life!

Biology is the most fundamental science?yet it’s one of the most complex. Now, Biology Made Simple is here to help science and non-science majors alike...


The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health

by David R. Montgomery & Anne Biklé

A riveting exploration of how microbes are transforming the way we see nature and ourselves—and could revolutionize agriculture and medicine.

Prepare to set aside what you think you know about yourself and...


Evolution: A View from the 21st Century

by James A. Shapiro

 

James A. Shapiro proposes an important new paradigm for understanding biological evolution, the core organizing principle of biology. Shapiro introduces crucial new molecular evidence that tests the conventional...


How the Body Knows Its Mind: The Surprising Power of the Physical Environment to Influence How You Think and Feel

by Sian Beilock

An award-winning scientist offers a groundbreaking new understanding of the mind-body connection and its profound impact on everything from advertising to romance.

The human body is not just a passive device...


10% Human

by Alanna Collen

You are just 10% human. For every one of the cells that make up the vessel that you call your body, there are nine impostor cells hitching a ride. You are not just flesh and blood, muscle and bone, brain and...


Evolution of Desert Biota

by David W. Goodall

Written by specialists in the field, the papers in this volume explore evolution of animals and plants on the deserts of North America, South America, and Australia. Together, the articles constitute a complete...


Marine Biodiversity, Climatic Variability and Global Change

by Grégory Beaugrand

Biodiversity loss in terrestrial environments associated with human activities has been appreciated as a major issue for some years now. What is less well documented is the effect of such activities, including...


Development of T Cell Immunity

by Adrian Liston

T cells belong to a group of white blood cells called lymphocytes and play a large role in the immune response. An increased understanding of T cell immunity will provide new insights into the etiology of human...


Calcium in Living Cells

by Michael Whitaker

Every cell of the body is dependent on calcium to function. Calcium is found in teeth and bones, and calcium signalling is necessary for the movement of muscles and for the action of the heart and the intestines...


Invertebrate and Vertebrate Eye Development

by Ross L Cagen & Thomas A. Reh

Vision is our primary sensory modality, and we are naturally curious as to how the visual system assembles. The visual system is in many ways remarkably simple, a repeating assemblage of neurons and support...


Single Molecule Tools, Part B: Super-Resolution, Particle Tracking, Multiparameter, and Force Based Methods

by Nils G. Walter

Single molecule tools have begun to revolutionize the molecular sciences, from biophysics to chemistry to cell biology. They hold the promise to be able to directly observe previously unseen molecular heterogeneities,...


Glycomics

by Minoru Fukuda

In this 3 volume collection focusing on glycomics, readers will appreciate how such discoveries were made and how such methods can be applied for readers' own research efforts

Each chapter has been designed so...


Mitochondrial Function, Part B: Mitochondrial Protein Kinases, Protein Phosphatases and Mitochondrial Diseases

by William S. Allison & Anne Murphy

In this second of two new volumes covering mitochondria, methods developed to assess the number and function of nuclear-encoded proteins in the mitochondrion are presented. Chapters focus on the regulation of...